Creative Gifts & Workshops

The Obby Takeover: A Weekend-long adventure in London

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We've recently partnered with Obby, an ace new website that helps you find unique, interesting and creative workshops & courses all over London. It's so easy to get stuck in a routine of the usual, and boy oh boy have they have come to our rescue. So, without further ado, let's see what Obby has in store to spice up our weekends.


Thanks guys! We’ve mapped out a pretty special and adventurous weekend for
newbies to the big smoke or hardened locals. Lets be honest, the wonderful
attractions of London can get a little drab after the 10 th time visiting so we’ve trawled
the latest openings and blogs to find the quirkiest things to do this weekend for all
you trailblazing city adventurers out there.

Thursday Night




We know for us at least, the weekend starts on a Thursday evening. Which is why
we recommend starting yours early with this brilliant class ‘Drink and Draw’ from
Turpentine. It’s at 7pm so won’t clash with work hours and its perfect for those of you
with artistic (or alcohol) cravings. Can’t decide whether to rewind over a few beers
with your pals or try your hand at some drawing? Well this class was quite literally
made for you, because you do both of those things in this magical hour and a half.
This workshop is brilliant, fun and accessible for all levels with no need to bring
anything but a cheery attitude and your drink of choice! Expertly guided by Jude you
are sure to pick up tips on your drawing whatever your ability. Get yourself over to
Obby to book on the class today.

Friday Night



Be brand new and visit the latest venture from Street Feast that only opened days
ago! Home to London’s largest roof garden this sky high street food market, Giant
Robot, is the best place to be on a Friday. Smack bang in the middle of the city at
Canary Wharf in Crossrail Place, this market is the place of dreams with stalls from
Yum Buns, Thunderbird and our personal favourite Bob’s Lobster. Open till late this
market is the perfect place to drink away the week and get ready for the weekend
with food and friends up in the clouds!

Saturday



Photo Credit: www.godsowncountry.co.uk
Doesn’t this look like heaven? Well, it almost is. This is God’s Own Junkyard giant
robot in Upper Walthamstow. It’s the home of the late, great neon artist (did you guess?),
Chris Bracey’s, personal collection, as well as some of his own pieces.
A few of the signs have featured in movies such as ‘Byzantium’ and ‘Captain America’ and the whole thing has been home to a recent
Vogue shoot. This is a pretty cool spot to be. It has
it’s own ‘Rolling Scones’ café, which serves cakes food and alcoholic beverages so
book this one in for a long afternoon. You’ll never want to leave. It’s open from 10.30
till 4 every Friday and Saturday and entry is free!

Saturday Night



See London in a whole new way! Explore the city through your camera lens, with the
expert help of György and ExposureWorks ‘Urban Landscape Photography’ class.
Share your passion of photography by traipsing through the wilderness of Canary
Wharf and The Barbican, discovering the reflections, perspective, patterns and
depths of the environment. A great way to experience the city and refine your
photography skills. Come away feeling confident in capturing the vibrancy of London,
or any city in fact! Book your 1-1 session with Obby.

Sunday Morning



Photo Credit: Time Out London

Bottomless brunch is a huge craze, well everywhere. But obviously in London, we
have the best places to do it. Vivek Singh’s modern Indian brunch at Cinnamon Soho
is a dream come true, bottomless mimosas or Prosecco for a single £20. This funky
spot offers a well-priced brunch menu with dishes coming in at around the £5 mark. It
is literally heaven. Not everyone can say they’ve had Indian food for breakfast, but
who has sausages anymore?! Pass up the aloo gobi. Have a look at the full menu here. You can’t do Sunday without brunch so finish off your weekend with a lunch-
time food coma and spend the rest of the day catching up on Netflix.

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